Nationals, Flyers ready to meet in early GOJHL measuring stick

It’s measuring stick time.

The London Nationals (7-1) face their biggest Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League test in familiar foe Leamington (7-1-0-1) Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Western Fair.

The Nats swept the Flyers, who lead them by a single point in the standings, in the Western conference final last spring. Back then, Leamington had overcome a large early deficit to grab the top playoff seed by finishing two points ahead of London.

So far, Cal Davis and Cohen Kiteley are the Nats’ top snipers with seven goals apiece. The Flyers have been paced by 19-year-old Belle River native Dylan Weston, who has 11 goals in his first nine games.

Leamington goaltender Ryan Polidori has been one of the league’s best with a 1.55 goals against average and .929 save percentage. But London boasts the conference’s stingiest back ends, surrendering just 13 goals over eight games.

The Flyers have won four in a row, while the Nationals are on a three-game run.